The Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene is a two-year program that educates students in the practice of comprehensive dental hygiene patient care. These practices include the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. The program’s goal is to empower students with the knowledge needed to gain employment and provide outstanding care. Dental hygienists are in high demand, and graduates find jobs in private dental practices and public healthcare clinics. Alternative career paths include sales, research and education. Following the completion of their coursework, students are required to take national, regional and state licensure examinations. This is a selective admission program and a separate application process is required. Upon acceptance, a student may enroll in the program-specific courses. To view the application process, visit otc.edu/alliedhealth.
The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association.